By Mary O’KEEFE
A 17-year-old girl was transported to Huntington Memorial Hospital on Monday night at 6:15 p.m. after she fell while hiking with other teens in Upper Big Tujunga near Camp Colby.
“The teen had fallen and [appeared] to have a broken arm and leg,” said Sgt. Michael Stuver of the Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s Station.
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Air Rescue Five helicopter deputies responded to the waterfalls in “The Narrows” below Camp Colby in Angeles National Forest. The 17-year-old victim was located at the base of a large waterfall, falling about 25 feet onto the rocks below. A paramedic was lowered to the victim and she was hoisted into the aircraft. She was treated by paramedics and transported to Huntington Memorial Hospital, according to responders.
U.S. Forest Service and Los Angeles County Fire personnel hiked into the area to assist.
Only the female teen was transported.